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Kicked your butt, Mr Laser!

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Guest Jenny_W

Had my first real session of laser this evening. I have been thinking about it since I had my trial patch done two weeks ago. More specifically, my brain had been exaggerating the potential pain for the last two weeks. I am happy to say that my brain was wrong :)

Sure, it was painful - momentarily. Sure, the smell of burning hair is the most disgusting smell known on the planet. When Nat said, "This will hurt a little..." - it certainly did. (She's not paid to lie). The pain was short, sharp and then completely gone. I can categorically say that I kicked Mr. Laser's butt! I was finished in twenty minutes - my whole face. Shall I repeat that for you - my whole face. Nat had allowed half an hour, so that I could stop if the pain was getting too much. She said I did very well (and yes, she is paid to say that). Thank goodness for my apparent high pain threshold.

I cried. Not at the laser clinic but in the car on the way home. I think they were tears of joy. I was still shaking most of the drive but I am so happy that I have started the process. It was the release of stress and anxiety that had built up during this year. I had been so worried about having to wear thick, gluggy make up for the rest of my life. I didn't relish the prospect of stubble showing through late in the day. I was terrified of how it would make me look. Now I have hope, and a sense of relief that it's going to be alright.

I go back in two weeks for an assessment to see how effective today's session has been. Then I go back in two more weeks for another session. That will be Christmas Eve - lucky me! Kind of like getting a lump of coal in your Christmas stocking, but at a time you really need some coal.

So for the record, here's my post-laser face. It's not too red. It doesn't hurt. Maybe it will tomorrow - I'm not sure. (This angle is not at all flattering, but how else do you photograph the underside of your chin?)I can't wait to have a photo sometime next year to put beside this one which has no stubble!

Yay for me. I'm going to tackle this trans thing head on.

Just try to stop me now :)


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Guest Emily89

Good for you :)

I'm starting to think maybe it's worth starting now, how many sessions do they think you will need?

I still don't believe that it wasn't that painful but you've relaxed me a bit!

Ems xx

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That's great Jenny, I am a bit envious you got your whole face done in one sitting, of course there will be follow up. Sure does feel good to be taking action. Best of luck with the follow up visits, you'll be done long before me.

Myself I can't do laser, cause I have too much grey, I was in the electrolysis chair yesterday, getting my upper lip done over, yowsers.


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I'm afraid that as a blond it will be electrolysis as well. Ugh. The only good thing is that my beard is almost invisible if i shave once a day. I'm sure that i'll be doing my face as well but it can wait until HRT has worked a bit more.

It always feels so good when we make some forward motion to being ourselves. What a path!



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Great report, Jenny. Yes, it is very satisfying to be making progress, since facial hair is one of our biggest enemies. I remember telling the tech in my first session, after she asked me how I was doing, to give full power to the Warp engines and let her rip! I thought it was worth it, too.

Congrats, too, on coining a new word, "gluggy." Very descriptive and very apt. :thumbsup:


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That's a beard shadow worthy of my original! I have completed 4 session with a current 85% dark hair reduction. Session 5 is exactly two weeks off. I might continue to do occasional maintenance sessions after session 6, or continue on other body areas after all the dark facial hair is gone.

Oh, Happy zapping!

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